Grinding/Machining Center

The V160 vertical grinding and machining center from INDEX (Noblesville, IN) incorporates ID/OD grinding, auto loading, and rough machining (hard turning) with automatic in-machine wheel dressing and in-process gauging—permitting the production of high precision parts complete in a single chucking.

The V160 vertical grinding and machining center from INDEX (Noblesville, IN) incorporates ID/OD grinding, auto loading, and rough machining (hard turning) with automatic in-machine wheel dressing and in-process gauging—permitting the production of high precision parts complete in a single chucking. The highly efficient and affordable system is capable of performing inverted vertical OD and ID- grinding and turning on one platform, saving users throughput time and capital cost while improving cycle times and precision for a wide range of parts. The new machine concept is based on input from potential users who looked for a way to combine turning and grinding in a single platform in order to reduce cycle times and improve part precision on a wide range of precision shafts, fuel injector bodies, gears, and more. The self loading inverted spindle concept eliminates the need for added automation systems since the moving spindle acts also as a gantry loader. A significant benefit is that the machine can be tailored to specific production needs by incorporating different types of grinding operations and combining them with rough machining, such as turning or boring, making it a true grinding center. The open front design concept contributes to reduced set up time, faster changeover and tool change, and results in significantly lower production cost and improved work piece quality.